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Record-breaker? Prince William angler catches 74-lb. rockfish

Monday - 1/23/2012, 6:46am  ET

Cary Wolfe rockfish (Courtesy Photo)
Cary Wolfe caught the rockfish after battling it 15 minutes. (Courtesy Photo)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A Prince William County angler has caught a 74-pound rockfish that could break a state record.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that X-ray technician Cary Wolfe, 56, caught the fish Friday off Cape Henry after a 15-minute struggle. It was weighed at Long Bay Pointe Marina.

The Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament must certify Wolfe's catch to officially mark the state rockfish record, which currently is a 73-pounder Fred Barnes of Chesapeake caught four years ago.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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